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Terriers Dominate Natives

After a slow start, Portage blew things open in the second scoring 5 goals to run away with this one.

Although Portage outshot the Natives 14-5, Ty Barnstable scored the lone goal of the frame late in the first finishing off the 2 on 1.

The Terriers came out in the second with their foot on the gas and never let up. Reilly Funk beating former teammate Brendan Benoit high for a 2-0 lead.

Shindle went off the post and in for his 3rd of the season followed up by a powerplay goal by Jared Roy less than two minutes later. Moffatt scored the Terriers’ fifth goal at 13:15 and that would end the night in net for Brendan Benoit making 15 saves on 20 shots. Kolton Shindle scored his 2nd of the game for good measure with 13 seconds left to go in the period and the dogs lead 6-0.

Halfway through the third, Walkington picked up his second of the season minutes before Skulmoski scored Neepawa’s first on the powerplay. Portage and Neepawa each scored one more, Walkington, Marshall for an 8-3 final.

Nathan Moore earns the win in net with 19 saves on the outing.  The Terriers picked up 2 points and are back in first with a record of 8 and 2.

Portage is back on the road tomorrow night to face the Selkirk Steelers ( 4-4 ), before welcoming the Steinbach Pistons to Stride Place on Wednesday.